Sunday marked the four year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act into law, and two prominent Florida lawmakers had very different takes on the occasion.
In a video released over the week end, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called the law a “disaster,” insisting it can still be repealed.
“We cannot give up on our efforts, not just to completely repeal ObamaCare, but to replace it with real market-based solutions that allow every single American to have the ability to buy affordable health insurance that meets their needs, and to buy it from any company in America that will sell it to them,” said Rubio. “We’re going to have a chance to achieve that soon. We cannot give up. ObamaCare is not something that’s set in stone. It can be repealed —and Americans increasingly want it to be repealed — and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”
Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz, D-Fla., quietly released a statement Saturday that said in part: “Four years ago Sunday, the enactment of the Affordable Care Act into law marked a major, historic milestone on the journey to build a more perfect Union.”
The Democratic National Committee chair claimed Obamacare has “already benefited millions of Americans,” and looked past the rising cost of healthcare to suggest it will continue to do so as “the cost curve bends even further.”